Afterpay and shopping

order a book with afterpay

A lot of people are wandering where to buy good items online. I can tell you for a fact that not every shop is as good and reliable as the next as you go further in items that are not that readily avaible.

The rarer an item is, the more obscure shops you will encounter that mostly are your only choice for that particular item. As you probably don’t know the shop and have no way of knowing your money will be in good hands AND lead to a delivery of said product, there have to be other ways to be more safe about it.

A large company in the online retail space that specifically adresses this problem is Afterpay. A way to start with good shops that use this service can be found in this overview, which helps you to find the shops that deliver to your area.

Paying the safe way with Afterpay

So what this company does, is regulate the shops that can make use of it’s services. They do a screening beforehand, and they have to have a quality mark to be eligable to participate in the program. Also, if a shop doesn’t live up to the standards, the Afterpay concern will limit the payment options of the party.

The service of Afterpay extend to the buying now and paying later domain. But instead of it being a credit, like most forms of paying afterwards, it is just a method of payment and you don’t need to pay any interest on the amount due.

The standard payment term is 14 days upon receiving your order and you can pay through a payment link you will receive in your email. The added use of this is that you can first see if:

  1. you will receive your order from a shop you might not know yet
  2. the products you ordered are of good quality
  3. the products fit (if you’ve ordered say, clothes for example)

The 14 day waiting period is enough to check all these areas and gives you ample time to send your order back if you’d like, which coincedently is also within 14 days from receiving your order.In that case, you never will have paid for your order at all and the resonsibility lies completely with the shop owner and Afterpay themselves to sort it out.

So, if you don’t know a shop yet, look for the quality marks that are applicable in your country and also perform a check on which payment methods they do accept. If Afterpay is among them, you have a good chance of a reliable store and you can safely order and pay through their service.

Some rare items I like to browse for are Elf books, maybe romantic Fantasy novels for girls. They don’t come along that often and sometimes I have to google a long time before I find one. This way, I don’t have to search even further for a shop that I do already know that carries it, but I can just order it safely.

It saves me a lot of time and hassle and I’ve been burnt too many times to just go around ordering from whatever shop I come across. This way, I know what I’m paying for in advance (when I don’t pay for it in advance).


Great cheap children’s tablets

People often ask me, where can I get cheap children’s tablets? I work at a department store so I come across quite a few models. The department stores however don’t necessarily have the cheapest ones so I tend to do my own research with platform like this site where a great comparison is made.

This way, I can see for myself what characteristics work best for children, and I can advise others in how to handle the different solutions that are out there. It’s important for example to look at te screen size. This can be quite different for a toddler than it would be for a nine year old.

Differences in screen sizes effect the overall usability of the child handling it. You can image your phone screen and doing everuthing with your thumb. Some larger screens have hard to reach places on the uppermost corners, even foor your sized hands. Imagine what a toddler must feel like with a very large tablet!

The best thing is to just bring in the most appropriate tablet for the child to start learning with. Swiping comes almost like a second nature to kids’ these days and that might be a good thing. Helping our child progress in life with al the new technological possibilities and everything that is to come in the maybe near future is of utmost importance to their development as they probably will need it in any kind of high paying succesful career.

They should start as early as possible to use it and explore with it, in a safe environment mind you where inappropriate content has been blocked, and learn and grow along with the technology. Hopefully, they can help us evolve sometime in the near future so we as parents don’t get left behind.

So screen size is very important. Another factor to take into account is the processing speed. While most apps suitable for children won’t have to much aof a strain on the cpu, kids these days don’t expect to wait for an app to load or a screen to come up. If it takes longer than a few seconds, they assume that it’s broken and will ask you why it doesn’t work.

That is the state we are in today in the world. Everything is moving so fast that we don’t expect to have to wait anymore. Kids expect the software to have developed as far as to where we can get instant access to everything we want. Waiting for a slow cpu can be frustrating in a world like that.

Elf Adventure for Android


Being a bit of an Elf fan myself, I can appreciate a good children’s game that they can play on their tablet. This time around, I discovered a nice little Elf game called Elf Adventure Calander for Android Tablets.

I like to get my children in the mood for christmas every year because we have a pretty big party that we like to include them in. This way they can live towards the big party with their tablet.

The game is a calander game, which means that every day towards counting down to christmas, a new feature becomes available. In this game, those can be new levels as well as new tasks to perform. The drawing of the game is very funny with those small little elves.

The elves have already done all of their chores and are done with all the gift making and wrapping for this holiday season. Just when they’re about to take a break, they noticed Giant Frost is going to sleep for the winter. But he has to make the snow! What is a christmas party without snow?!? The elves can’t rest until this is resolved, but it doesn’t seem to be that easy 🙂

Kids love to perform these tasks as they progress through the short story. I’d love to see what the creators come up with next year!

First post of many



I’m a fan…..a big fan of Elf books. And even though I don’t read physical books anymore, I do read a lot of them on my tablet.

I wil try to give you a good description and review of some of the books I read so you can get a clear picture of me and my taste. Hope to hear from you girls as well for some awesome tips of other books I might not know yet!